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‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry
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‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry

Jun 27th 2020, 10:53 PM 70,017 Views 88 Comments

Some critics have concerns about whether each area will get enough attention from Catherine Martin.

Government confirms all Gaeltacht colleges will remain closed this summer
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# Tír Gan Teanga

Government confirms all Gaeltacht colleges will remain closed this summer

Apr 20th 2020, 7:14 PM 27,063 Views 28 Comments

It has sparked concern among those in rural Gaeltacht communities which benefit from the influx of students every year.

Fears grow for future of Gaeltacht colleges as summer courses set to be cancelled
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# Tír Gan Teanga

Fears grow for future of Gaeltacht colleges as summer courses set to be cancelled

Apr 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,463 Views 118 Comments

Coláiste Lurgan has already advised this years 3-week courses will not go ahead in Galway.

Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans
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# Irish Language

Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans

Dec 30th 2019, 3:01 PM 17,778 Views 65 Comments

Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced the plan today.

Councillor encourages people to deface English translations on Donegal Gaeltacht signs
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# An Ghaeilge

Councillor encourages people to deface English translations on Donegal Gaeltacht signs

Aug 17th 2019, 5:05 PM 42,700 Views 83 Comments

“I would encourage people to go out and do it,” he said, adding that the Gaeltacht regions were on their “last legs”.

50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht
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# Gaeilge

50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht

Apr 8th 2019, 4:24 PM 23,895 Views 29 Comments

This is the first time such a scheme will be made available to students in Deis secondary schools.

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht
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# Dr Victor Bayda

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht

Feb 21st 2019, 9:19 AM 28,006 Views 46 Comments

Dr Victor Bayda said that being appointed to the role was “a privilege and an honour”.

Just 14 tweets that will bring back those sweet, sweet Gaeltacht memories
# Summer Of Love
# Summer Of Love

Just 14 tweets that will bring back those sweet, sweet Gaeltacht memories

Aug 5th 2018, 8:00 PM 4,932 Views 0 Comments

It turns out some people did actually get sent home for speaking English.

These two ministers are heading to the Gaeltacht this summer for a crash course in Irish
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# Ag Caint As Gaeilge

These two ministers are heading to the Gaeltacht this summer for a crash course in Irish

Jun 29th 2018, 6:30 AM 17,233 Views 51 Comments

The government is today launching its five-year Irish Language plan which has a focus on early child education.

Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time
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# Gaeilge

Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time

Feb 23rd 2018, 11:28 AM 22,939 Views 52 Comments

Five areas north and south have been chosen to receive formal status as Irish language network communities.

Three billboards erected outside small Galway village in honour of Martin McDonagh
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# Leitir Mealláin

Three billboards erected outside small Galway village in honour of Martin McDonagh

Feb 19th 2018, 6:16 PM 55,397 Views 49 Comments

McDonagh’s father grew up in Lettermullan in the Gaeltacht region of Galway.

Speaking Irish: 'Even though I’m surrounded by English, it’s not my language'
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Speaking Irish: 'Even though I’m surrounded by English, it’s not my language'

Nov 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 26,102 Views 83 Comments

The census shows a big increase in the number of daily speakers of Irish in Dublin. We’re not demanding anything. We’re just saying that we exist, writes Osgur Ó Ciardha.

'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?
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# Census 2016

'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?

Nov 24th 2017, 6:20 AM 23,811 Views 29 Comments

Leixlip is the third top non-Gaeltacht town for daily Irish language speakers (outside education), according to Census 2016.

Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within
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Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within

Oct 11th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,898 Views 27 Comments

Údarás na Gaeltachta said having a Taoiseach who spoke Irish was “without doubt” helpful to securing funding for the Irish language.

Why has a Kerry Gaeltacht's population been dramatically declining?
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# Gaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh

Why has a Kerry Gaeltacht's population been dramatically declining?

Sep 10th 2017, 10:30 AM 25,861 Views 50 Comments

“It’s absolutely picturesque, but you can’t eat the view,” a spokesperson for Údarás na Gaeltachta said.

There is *finally* a music video for iconic Gaeltacht banger An Dreoilín
# An Dreoilin
# An Dreoilin

There is *finally* a music video for iconic Gaeltacht banger An Dreoilín

Aug 31st 2017, 9:33 AM 7,180 Views 0 Comments

FINALLY.

Culture department adds 'Gaeltacht' to title after pressure from Irish language groups
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# Cad Is Ainm Duit

Culture department adds 'Gaeltacht' to title after pressure from Irish language groups

Jul 8th 2017, 2:17 PM 18,484 Views 53 Comments

The name of Heather Humphreys’ portfolio is now the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Column: 'The time has come. We demand the opportunity to live our lives through Irish'
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# Irish Language

Column: 'The time has come. We demand the opportunity to live our lives through Irish'

Apr 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 1,126 Views 98 Comments

The hour has come for a generation to bring the language to life while also calling time on the government bluff, writes Michael McCaughan.

There's going to be a pop up Gaeltacht 'from the Bankers to the Mercantile' tonight
# Scúps
# Scúps

There's going to be a pop up Gaeltacht 'from the Bankers to the Mercantile' tonight

Mar 16th 2017, 5:45 PM 10,001 Views 1 Comment

Here’s the story behind the events bringing hundreds of Gaeilgeoirs together over pints.

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing
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# Spoilsports

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing

Nov 3rd 2016, 6:01 AM 15,861 Views 25 Comments

The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

Matthew McConaughey says he wants to send his kids to the Gaeltacht
# Bean An Ti
# Bean An Ti

Matthew McConaughey says he wants to send his kids to the Gaeltacht

Sep 25th 2016, 4:05 PM 14,893 Views 0 Comments

Ceart go leor, ceart go leor, ceart go leor…

Coláiste Lurgan's newest cover proves Adele sounds better as Gaeilge
# Dia Duit
# Dia Duit

Coláiste Lurgan's newest cover proves Adele sounds better as Gaeilge

Sep 16th 2016, 6:09 PM 35,931 Views 9 Comments

Hello, tú ann?

A barman from the Gaeltacht has been banned from speaking Irish in a Cork pub
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# Cnámh Spairne

A barman from the Gaeltacht has been banned from speaking Irish in a Cork pub

Sep 9th 2016, 1:36 PM 71,684 Views 295 Comments

Kerryman Cormac Ó Bruic said he was was forbidden by The Flying Enterprise pub complex in Cork from speaking Irish at work as “this is an English-speaking business’.

Donegal community tries to buy former AIB bank building for €1
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# Derrybeg

Donegal community tries to buy former AIB bank building for €1

Aug 29th 2016, 6:00 AM 26,937 Views 21 Comments

A councillor said the community wants AIB to hand the bank over to them for local facilities.

18 memories of Coláiste Chiaráin that will take you right back
# Gaeltacht
# Gaeltacht

18 memories of Coláiste Chiaráin that will take you right back

May 22nd 2016, 8:15 PM 11,407 Views 0 Comments

Time of our lives.

Boost for unemployment blackspot as over 100 new jobs announced
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Boost for unemployment blackspot as over 100 new jobs announced

Apr 19th 2016, 1:02 PM 18,708 Views 44 Comments

A UK telemarketing company is coming to Donegal.

Donegal's getting a whiskey factory built on these stunning Gaeltacht cliffs
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# Wild Atlantic Wahey

Donegal's getting a whiskey factory built on these stunning Gaeltacht cliffs

Jan 31st 2016, 7:00 AM 19,600 Views 12 Comments

It’s a tourism combination made in heaven.

Donegal's getting a whiskey factory built on these stunning Gaeltacht cliffs
# Wild Atlantic Wahey
# Wild Atlantic Wahey

Donegal's getting a whiskey factory built on these stunning Gaeltacht cliffs

Jan 30th 2016, 12:09 PM 5,138 Views 3 Comments

Donegal + whiskey = winning.

This postcard sent home from the Gaeltacht has been found and it's absolutely gas
# Hi Mother
# Hi Mother

This postcard sent home from the Gaeltacht has been found and it's absolutely gas

Dec 6th 2015, 10:06 AM 11,538 Views 6 Comments

“The Ceilí are a load of rubbish, a complete waste of time. Danced with a girl who looked like Satan.”

'Abandoned' islanders slam scrapping of plane service
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# Aer Arann

'Abandoned' islanders slam scrapping of plane service

Aug 31st 2015, 3:10 PM 22,453 Views 59 Comments

The decision has caused deep concern among residents of the three islands.

"An incredible inspiration": Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh on learning Irish from a New Yorker
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# Native New Yorker

"An incredible inspiration": Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh on learning Irish from a New Yorker

Aug 30th 2015, 7:50 PM 21,823 Views 28 Comments

Joe McHugh’s language skills were “ar an úrlár” when he took over the job. Here’s how he’s been getting on…

What will become of the Aran Islands now that their airplane service is gone?
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# Forgotten Islands?

What will become of the Aran Islands now that their airplane service is gone?

Aug 27th 2015, 6:36 PM 34,593 Views 62 Comments

A new tender for the commuter service to the islands has been given to a Galway helicopter firm at the expense of Aer Arann Islands, the holder of the tender for the last 45 years.

Irish speakers are angry that Enda Kenny doesn't think the Gaeltacht is in crisis
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# Teanga Tied

Irish speakers are angry that Enda Kenny doesn't think the Gaeltacht is in crisis

Jul 25th 2015, 1:29 PM 14,843 Views 132 Comments

Enda Kenny made his statement in an RTÉ Radio documentary.

Did you hear the one about five men, their cars and a seaweed factory?
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# Rural Dispute

Did you hear the one about five men, their cars and a seaweed factory?

Jul 10th 2015, 10:30 PM 22,398 Views 30 Comments

An Taisce has raised an objection to the building of a cosmetics factory as it would encourage “dispersed development”.

What else could I get for the €295,000 home of... Lady Gregory's driver
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# Home Exchange

What else could I get for the €295,000 home of... Lady Gregory's driver

Mar 5th 2015, 6:25 PM 3,366 Views 0 Comments

We take a look at what around €295,000 would get you around the rest of the country.

Man killed in crash after he was hit while walking in rural Galway
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# Roads

Man killed in crash after he was hit while walking in rural Galway

Feb 3rd 2015, 1:01 PM 16,076 Views 7 Comments

The crash happened this morning in Kilkieran.

Check out this unbelievable piece of skill from the Waterford U21 championship
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# Too Good

Check out this unbelievable piece of skill from the Waterford U21 championship

Dec 4th 2014, 12:02 AM 7,482 Views 4 Comments

Dónal Breathnach scored a memorable goal against Cois Bhride recently.

A lot of people think Enda was wrong to make this guy Gaeltacht Minister
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# Míshásta

A lot of people think Enda was wrong to make this guy Gaeltacht Minister

Oct 13th 2014, 1:58 PM 9,453 Views 25 Comments

But he doesn’t “take it personally.”

Former RTÉ head criticises Kenny over "less than fluent" Gaeltacht minister
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Former RTÉ head criticises Kenny over "less than fluent" Gaeltacht minister

Oct 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,906 Views 20 Comments

Cathal Goan made the comments as he launched a new online Irish news site.

Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is 'unregulated waste of money'
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Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is 'unregulated waste of money'

Sep 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 28,858 Views 24 Comments

The Department of Education said it had not taken the decision to abolish the subsidy lightly but cuts had to be made.

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